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Topic: Very British Problem
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 11:24:54 AM
I am surprised to learn British take the word "regards" that way and can't help laughing at my own stupidity adopting it.
One of my classmates, who is British-born and bred, always finished his email with "best regards" so I imitated it without thinking much.
I just assumed it was a modern fancy way in writing an email against your sincerely or yours faithfully in a letter.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: what is the meaning of this sentence?
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 11:15:28 AM
"but" in the context means "only". And I think "kind" means "agreeable" there.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: Had he lived, he would have turned 100
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:36:55 AM
This is my guess.
"Would turn" is used because May 29 is yet to come.
If the date May 29 had passed, "would have turned" would have been appropriate.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: Show Me
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:41:39 PM
Lovely shop indeed, Anton. Thanks for the photo.



Show me where you go for a walk.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: take up
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:36:44 PM
Don't British or Americans use "stand up for"?

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Topic: take up
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:35:36 AM
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No problem.

More explanation is coming up:

that drunk= the drunk man who the girl claimed attacked her and was arrested.

There were two sides in the incident. One claimed he(the accused) was guilty. And the other(the accused or Ashley) claimed the accused was innocent. That was the argument.

What the girl was saying to Ashley was that he was taking the side of the accused(the drunk man).

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: change one letter game
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:07:56 AM
If you heartlessly don't care to repeat it, then get lost!

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: take up
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:50:18 AM
"take up for" means "support in an argument".


Source of the idiom


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Topic: Manchester
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:59:13 AM
I have just read it now.

R.I.P Victims and condolences to their families.
My thoughts are with the injured as well.

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Topic: both
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:40:55 AM
You can place "both" in the beginning or at the end of a sentence.

-Both are fine.
-I like them both.
-Let's open them both.(verb+pronoun+both: both comes after a pronoun.)
-Applicants for this course must speak French or German, preferably both.

But, both in the sentence given by you is in the wrong place. The reason is not because "both" can not be either in the beginning or at the end of a sentence.
It's because "both" in the given sentence is linked with "my sentences".
The sentence should be either "Are my sentences both correct?" or "Are both of my sentences correct?" or "Are both my sentences correct?"

When "both" can be separate from the words that it is linked with, it should be the cases only as follows:

1. the verb is "be" :
-These films are both famous. ("These films both are famous" is wrong.)
-They are both school teachers. ("They both are school teachers" is wrong.)



2. the verb is "auxiliary":
-They had both slept well. ("They both had slept well" is wrong. )
-They will be both sent to prison. ("They both will be sent to prison" is wrong.)



References: Both grammar in TFD , Both Grammar in Cambridge Dictionary


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